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Before you know it Christmas will be here. I love decorating the house for Christmas and part of what makes it special is having things that the children made out for us all to enjoy. My mum kept all the Christmas decorations that I made when I was little and we still get them out every year, along with the things that my children have started to make. Today I'm sharing with you a fab Christmas craft you can make with your little one and get out year upon year - a Christmas handprint wreath.
It's not difficult to make and guaranteed your kids will love getting their hands messy in paint so it will be a fun activity to do together. Most of the items you need to make this can be found in your craft box and you can use recycled card from an old cereal box or parcel box.
My top tip would be to use toddler safe, non toxic washable paint because you will get messy! Crayola do a great set. You can use it for lots of other finger painting crafts in the future too.
Paint your little one's hand and make lots of handprints on paper in festive colours. Depending on the age of your child you might need to help them with this. Make sure they press down their hand firmly, including all their fingers. You can help gently press their hands down if they can't manage it.
Leave to dry and then cut out each handprint. Again your child can help with this part if they are able and you aren't too bothered about the cut outs being messy! Leave a little white space around the handprint as this looks better.
Cut out a wreath shape out of cardboard and glue your handprints around it. You can use any cardboard for this as it will be completely covered with the cut out handprints.
Paint with glue to seal and make it last longer and you can sprinkle with glitter at the same time for an extra festive feel. Hang up with the ribbon.
I love this because you can get it out every year and remember how little your small person's hands were! You could even make one every year to see how much they have grown and have a whole collection by the time they are grown up. It looks really festive too and perfect for brightening up the house at Christmas time.
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